Can we bring back Sun Day (May 3)?
#bikepunk; mutual aid; disaster relief
Bicycle-powered relief efforts are environmentally friendly and easy to replicate and don’t require highly skilled cyclists as Green Map notes in its Bike Ready guide: Even walking bikes loaded with supplies can be helpful in an emergency.
#BikeReady: How cyclists in NYC are delivering disaster aid https://www.shareable.net/bikeready-how-cyclists-in-nyc-are-delivering-disaster-aid/
Folks who have ND friends outside of mastodon, please do let them know about us!
use #solGardenInvite to request invites, and a mod will contact you :)
if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. please read this.
when I moved to Germany I was depressed, dysphoric, didn't speak the language, didn't leave my room, didn't make friends for >2 years. Trump had just been elected on racism against Latinx immigrants, and I had trauma from gender-based street violence in my country. Europe was having an immigration crisis, and parties like the AfD seemed on the rise. I felt as afraid in the streets as I learned to be in Brazil, scurrying through the evenings, heart thumping. Are neonazi emboldened by all this? Am I going to get beaten?
I was vaguely socialist but not politically aware. I was barely aware of what was "antifa" until Spencer got punched. It was a surprise for me to see antifa graffiti and "immigrants welcome" stickers almost every block, everywhere I went. It made me feel like there were people here who would stand by me (correctly ).
if your antifa work consists of pasting stickers, tagging etc. it makes a lot of difference. you make people feel seen and cared about. with all my heart, thank you <3
Saw the news that Tesla is now accepting Bitcoin payments for cars, so I looked up some figures and did some math.
According to Tesla's own figures, a Model 3 saves 30 tons of CO2 emissions over its lifetime compared to a traditional car. A Model 3 costs 0.69-1.21 BTC. Mining one BTC results in 257 tons of CO2 emissions.
For the next time someone tells you Elon Musk is saving the planet.
@solarpunkgnome I'd also recommend taking a look at Tom Campbell's My Big TOE as a framework by a physicist and consciousness researcher that can make sense of a lot of things in the realm of spirituality and spiritual experiences (*not* a materialist or atheist, in case that's unclear from my description)
@solarpunkgnome Is the Patheos site religion comparison a bit too wordy? https://www.patheos.com/library/lenses/side-by-side
I feel like it's not perfect, but at least a good primer on many main religions.
french-to-english translation request
If anyone (or any group) would be willing to translate this open letter into english it would be very much appreciated. Obviously asking for something more carefully done than a machine translation & more detailed than a general summary of what he said, so please boost if you think you can get this to people who would help.
Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.